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a celebrated courtesan of the time of Cicero, Antony, and Gallus. She was originally the freedwoman and mistress of Volumnius Eutrapelus, and subsequently she became connected in the same capacity with Antony, and with Gallus the poet, to whom, however, she did not remain faithful. Gallus mentioned her in his poems under the name of Lycoris, by which name she is spoken of also by the Scholiast Cruquius on Horace. (Sat. 1.2. 55, 10. 77; comp. Serv. ad Virg. Eclog. 10.1; Cic. Phil. 2.24, ad Att. 10.10, 16, ad Fam. 9.26; Plut. Ant. 9; Plin. H. N. viii 16.)


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